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On 11/02/2010 05:43 PM, Marc Paré wrote:
The members would be picked according to their expertise in these
The ability to create a template is more important that knowledge of the
If we were to setup a Templating Team group and published a large variety
of templates, then the LibO suite would become more valuable as an Office
suite for everyone.
My suggestion would to be provide a templating_team with the
specifications for the template, and let them create the template. A
clean room implementation of the template.
creating some templates for Evangelical church routines.
For some things, such as membership records, a database is required.
(I'm not going to get into a PICK v RDBM debate here.)
For others, a simple Write, Calc, or Impress template is suitable.
In an ideal situation, there is a database_creation team, that works in
conjunction with the template_creation team.
The template_creation team create a calc, impress, or write template,
that is then passed on to the database_creation team. This (database)
team then determines whether this is something that is suitable for a
database, and if so, creates a database, and the associated interface
[Database rant: LibO should either add SQLite as a built in database
engine, or else replace Base database engine with SQLite.]
My guess is that some, if not most of the databases, will have to be
constructed as extensions. For example, a genealogical database would
have to be able to both import, and export data in GEDCOM format.
With experience, the database_creation team and the template_creation
team can construct templates, extensions, databases, and other items
that are on a par with those for MSO that have an MSRP of US$10K+.
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